Tin litho is nice & clean. The tail is a reproduction rubber tail which easily bends and will not break as most of the original ones did. When the switch is turned on the correct 4 actions work as follows: (1) Head turns from right to left, (2) Eyes light up, (3) Bubble wand in mouth moves up & down, (4) Air blows out of the jet in the mouth to produce bubbles, good air pressure.
Mouth and wand do not show any corrosion or residue from use. Battery compartment is mint as are the connections. The original box is included.It is in complete and in very excellent condition. It does have a single clear tape repair on the inside corner of the lid. Nice for display or storage of this charming toy.
It is listed on page 36. It is a 1950's era toy made by the M-T, Modern Toys Co. This would make an nice addition to any collector of B. Perfect addition to your circus, clown or carnival toy collection. The item "WORKING 1950's BATTERY OPERATED BUBBLE BLOWING LION TIN LITHO CIRCUS TOY JAPAN" is in sale since Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970". The seller is "dogfoxy" and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.